Vatican News


In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness
Jul 29 2014
Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.

Gossip, anger, bitterness come when celibacy is sterility, pope says
Jul 28 2014
One of the dangers of a “sterile” form of celibacy is bitterness and gossip, Pope Francis told a group of priests and bishops in Caserta.

Hold the sauce: Pope heads to Vatican cafeteria for Friday fish menu
Jul 25 2014
Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue collar workers at their cafeteria July 25.

Archbishop Chaput confirms pope to visit Philadelphia in September 2015
Jul 25 2014
UPDATED -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year.

Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin
Jul 25 2014
Going by the pseudonym "X," Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century.

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says
Jul 24 2014
The Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make norms and procedures for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse more effective.

Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope
Jul 24 2014
Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for Catholicism, the pope thanked Meriam Ibrahim for "her steadfast witness of faith."

Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council
Jul 22 2014
Pope Francis named three new members and 10 new consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity July 22.

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
Jul 21 2014
As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace July 20.

Pope going to Caserta twice - once for Mass, then to meet Pentecostals
Jul 17 2014
The pope will go to Caserta July 26 to meet with local priests and then celebrate a 6 p.m. Mass with local Catholics.